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HIARCS for Pocket PC!
World's strongest and best featured Pocket PC chess program
Platform: Pocket PC, Windows Mobile™ 2003 or later
Playing ability: Absolute beginner (750 Elo) to Strong Grandmaster (2800+ Elo)†
The world's strongest PDA chess program with the excellent CEBoard chess GUI.
HIARCS 13.1 is the highest rated PDA chess program in history with 2749 Elo on the official SSDF rating list.

Suitable for all, from beginner to strong Grandmaster with human-like play, and energy saving handicap levels.

We are proud to present our latest chess product offering the world's strongest chess engine on Pocket PC devices. We have partnered with the excellent CEBoard Pocket PC Chess GUI to provide the great combination of the strongest chess engine together with superb user friendly features for chess players of all strengths. A particular highlight of the new product is the enormous range of special energy saving levels and move advise, highlighting which means players from beginner to expert get the opponents and help they need. CEBoard HIARCS now includes the new premier HIARCS 13.1 chess engine running natively on ARM based Pocket PC devices.

The HIARCS Pocket PC chess engine won the 2008 and 2009 Mescusor Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina ahead of Grandmasters scoring an incredible undefeated 9½/10 in the process. This is a performance of 2938 Elo which is the best ever chess performance rating of a chess program on PDA in a Grandmaster tournament in history. It is not that surprising since HIARCS has the second, third and forth best ever performances as well!  It also has many match wins over Grandmasters over the past 6 years.

Prices*: £24.95 / 29.95 / $39.95

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Key features of the Pocket Chess HIARCS 13.1 for CEBoard product : 

bulletWorld's strongest Pocket PC chess program, true super GM strength in your hand!
bulletSuitable for all players from beginner to super Grandmaster (700 Elo - 2800 Elo!)
bulletSpecial Energy Saver Set Elo levels reduce battery use and can be set to your strength
bulletCoach to highlight square safety, move quality and highlight mistakes
bulletFully configurable chess engine including time controls, playing style and search
bulletTop quality 2.4 million position opening book with latest theory for study and preparation
bulletNamed chess openings and Encyclopedia of Chess Opening (ECO) codes
bulletUnique graphical advise capability to demonstrate and highlight move options & quality
bulletPlay, analysis and watching modes for battery saving operations
bulletMultiple lines of analysis and graphical & algebraic book presentation
bulletCEBoard GUI supports PGN databases including variations, comments and searches!
bulletCEBoard support high resolution, colour graphics with multiple boards and piece styles
bulletCEBoard and HIARCS now support MultiPV analysis

Pocket Chess HIARCS 13.1 is a software download only product.
Requires an ARM based Pocket PC running Pocket PC / Windows Mobile 2003 or later.


News, Press & Customer Review/comments
June 2012
HIARCS 13.1a engine update released

May 2010
HIARCS 13.1 released on  PocketPC

September 2009
HIARCS 12.1 for PocketPC achieves highest ever official chess rating for a PDA of 2749 Elo on SSDF rating list

August 2009
HIARCS wins 2009 Mercosur Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina ahead of grandmasters

December 2008
Pocket Chess HIARCS for CEBoard on Pocket PC launched

August 2008
HIARCS wins 2008 Mercosur Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina ahead of grandmasters



Special thanks to Alain Zanchetta, author of CEBoard for his excellent help and support in getting CEBoard and HIARCS to work so well together.

Thanks to Gary Preston for the excellent Elite chess pieces, and Bryan Whitby for many of the other excellent piece sets used in CEBoard, Palm HIARCS and HIARCS for iPhone Chess.

A thank you to all the HIARCS helpers who make the production of HIARCS engines possible: Harvey Williamson, Eric Hallsworth, Enrico Carrisco, Christian Goralski and Rob Osborne.

Thanks also to a number of other supporters who prefer to remain incognito.


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"generally I use HIARCS." - Five time World Chess Champion Vishy Anand, in a recent interview when asked what chess program he uses to analyse with
"HIARCS is much better positionally than Deep Blue." - Garry Kasparov 1997 (after game 5 of the rematch)

World Chess Champion, Vishy Anand, used "Powerful" HIARCS machine in preparations for his 2010 & 2012 world title matches

"This level of service is one other big reason to buy HIARCS." - John Jackson

† Highest performance reached depends on computer used. Computer Chess Software with world class chess engine playing strength.
HIARCS is designed and developed by Mark Uniacke in England.

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Other currencies are subject to conversion rates from GBP.

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